UK Independent Party Wants To Ban Wearing Burkas

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It would be the first national party to call for a total ban on the Islamic headgear.

The UK Independence Party is considering a call to ban the wearing of burkas, it has been reported.  It would be the first national party to call for a total ban on the Islamic headgear; the far-right British National Party believes they should be banned from schools.

 

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Optiwind: Wind Turbine For High Density, Low Wind Areas

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Traditional three-blade turbines are great if you have lots of space to play with, but the Optiwind Compact Wind Accelerating Turbine is ideal for high-density, low-wind areas. The turbine’s series of small, five bladed fans funnel in wind and accelerate it, thereby cranking up wind speeds to generate more power.

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A Letter From Afghanistan: Help Needed For Afghan Children

A Letter From Afghanistan: Help Needed For Afghan Children

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To my family and friends,

As some of you know, I have just started my tour in Afghanistan.  Everything is going really well, so no worries.  This country is beautiful and has a lot of problems but that makes being here so worth it.  I have received emails from a few of you asking what I need while I’m here so I decided to write you all and let you know that I don’t need anything.  At least not for me.  I’m asking all of you to send me a few items to help the Afghan Children.  Let me explain.

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India’s Real ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

India’s Real ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ 

Harshvardhan Nawathe won India’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” in 2000.

The film “Slumdog Millionaire,” in which a poor Indian boy wins a quiz show, won eight Oscars. The country is home to a man with a similar story — Harsh Nawathe, who became a millionaire in 2000 as a TV contestant. Today he is helping to educate the children of the slums.

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Learning With Robot-Aided Therapy

Learning With Robot-Aided Therapy 

A robot named Cosmo has become six-year-old Kevin Fitzgerald’s unlikely ally in his uphill everyday battle with developmental difficulties.

At a strip mall clinic in suburban Maryland, Kevin is at the unlikely intersection of new efforts to treat symptoms of autism, cerebral palsy and other developmental disorders with robotics and computer work.

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Your Personal Space Shuttle For $42 Million

Your Personal Space Shuttle For $42 Million 

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Of the thousands of “Once in a lifetime opportunity” ads you see on television and read in the papers, this one could actually be it. It’s not every day that a person gets a chance to own a Space Shuttle, but NASA is offering that to schools, science museums and “other appropriate organizations.” With the aim of generating funds for future missions, the space agency is willing to sell off Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour once they retire in September 2010.

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